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Helen Horton (1923–2009)

Helen Horton was born on November 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Alien (1979), Superman III (1983) and Phase IV (1974). She was married to Hamish Thomson. She died in 2009 in England. See full bio »


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Alien Mother
Superman III
Superman III Miss Henderson
Phase IV
Phase IV Mildred Eldridge
Brett Louise Fleming


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 1999 Polterguests (TV Series)
Bess's Mother
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Teasdale
 1992 T.Bag and the Sunstones of Montezuma (TV Series)
Aunt Molly
 1992 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Julia Olivera
 1991 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
 1991 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Mrs. Lovell Wallace
 1991 Spatz (TV Series)
Natalie Hansson
 1990 Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files (TV Movie)
ALA Group Leader
 1990 Bullseye!
Tourist on Coach
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
American lady
 1988 The Woman He Loved (TV Movie)
 1987 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (TV Mini-Series)
Nurse at Playhouse
 1987 Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cabot
 1979-1986 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles / Various Characters
 1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Mrs. Burrows
 1985 Video Spotlight (Video)
Various characters (uncredited)
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Judge's Wife
 1985 Bon Voyage (TV Movie)
Irma Turnbull
 1984-1985 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Lady Penrose
 1985 What Mad Pursuit? (TV Movie)
Mrs. Loomis
 1985 Reunion at Fairborough (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bigard
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Pringle
 1984 The Razor's Edge
Red Cross lady
 1983 Superman III
Miss Henderson
 1981 Benny Hill's Video Revue (Video)
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
American Lady Passenger / Martha
 1981 Barriers (TV Series)
Mrs Underwood
 1971-1981 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
 1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
 1980 Butterflies (TV Series)
 1979 Alien
Mother (voice)
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Grace Torrence
 1979 Room Service (TV Series)
Miss Schultz
 1978 Bernie (TV Series)
 1977 Nido de viudas
 1977 The Dick Emery Christmas Show: The Texas Connection (TV Movie)
Shirley Street
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series)
 1977 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Mrs. Roscoe
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Myra Backus
 1975 Two's Company (TV Series)
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Jerome
 1974 Phase IV
Mildred Eldridge
 1972/I Endless Night
Aunt Beth
 1972 Anne of Green Gables (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Barry
 1971 Brett (TV Series)
Louise Fleming
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Bucher
 1969 The Chairman
Susan Wright
 1969 The Last Shot You Hear
Dodie Rubens
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Lois Winstanley
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mollie / Mona / Mrs. Barker / ...
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Brenda Claffern
 1966 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Martha Salinger
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Mrs. Quade
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1964 The Reluctant Peer (TV Movie)
June, the Countess of Lister
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Prince / Nurse / Principessa della Cercola
 1962 The Big Pull (TV Series)
Mrs. Weatherfield
 1961 Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters (TV Series)
Mrs. Ronalds
 1961 Hurricane (TV Series)
Mrs. Van Diemen
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
 1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Claire Blakeley
 1960 Meeting with Johnny (TV Short)
 1960 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
Sylvia Kingsley
 1953-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ann Wesfield / Dorothy Stafford / Kendall Frayne / ...
 1957 The Mark of the Hawk
Barbara Craig
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mattie Hobbs / Clarice Morrison
 1957 Let's Be Happy
Sadie Whitelaw
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee (uncredited)
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Wide, Wide World (TV Series)
Miss Fortune Emmerson
 1953 Strange Stories
 1953 The Village
Miss Sullivan
 1949 The Long Christmas Dinner (TV Short)
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